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Tachinid (?) with long proboscis --> Siphona
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This tachinid (I'm fairly sure, given that it appears to have a well-developed subscutellum) was found in woodland in south Surrey on 28 July. It doesn't match any of the other tachinids I can find with such a long proboscis (namely Prosena and Aphria). If any more photos are needed, do let me know!

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Dorsum.
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Wing venation.
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Try Siphona
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Thank you! That fits perfectly. It appears to be S. geniculata due to the lower eye margin reaching the level of the vibrissae and the presence of a strong pair of margins on the first tergite.
 
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